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21 great V12 classic cars

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Chilton of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 22: Though often complicated, and usually hideously thirsty, there’s nothing like a V12. Whether you’re gliding along serenely in a Jaguar XJ12, or standing every single neck hair to attention winding out a Ferrari F50 past 8000rpm, you can’t help but fall in love with the sensation of 12 pistons doing a job that most cars tackle with eight. A 12-cylinder engine is pure extravagance, so indulge yourself with 21 of the greatest V12-engined classic cars.

The power of 12

Though often complicated, and usually hideously thirsty, there’s nothing like a V12.

Whether you’re gliding along serenely in a Jaguar XJ12, or standing every single neck hair to attention winding out a Ferrari F50 past 8000rpm, you can’t help but fall in love with the sensation of 12 pistons doing a job that most cars tackle with eight.

A 12-cylinder engine is pure extravagance, so indulge yourself with 21 of the greatest V12-engined classic cars.

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